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The Late Movies: Tom Jones and…

Welsh singer Tom Jones seems to keep going and going and going. In a half-century of performing, he has shared the stage with an amazing variety of singers, some of which may surprise you. Jerry Lee Lewis (1968) * Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (1969) * Janis Joplin (1969) * Little Richard (1969) * Joe Cocker (1970) * Aretha Franklin (1971) * Tina Turner (1977) * Isaac Hayes (1979) * Dolly Parton [...]

The Late Movies: “Purple Rain” Covers (Plus the Original!)

Purple Rain goddess Apollonia turns 52 today. To honor the most notable partner of the Purple One, we’ve rounded up an assortment of covers of the signature song from the duo’s 1984 film. Happy birthday, girl! Prince Dred Scott Enrique Iglesias Tori Amos Darius Rucker Ben Harper Natasha Bedingfield Tom Jones

The Early Movies: Songs Prince Wrote But Others Made Famous

The Late Movies: Songs Prince Wrote But Others Made Famous (Note: due to technical problems last night, this post was delayed. This morning, I’ve got some Prince for U!) Prince has written dozens of hits over his decades in the music business — and many of his hits have been popularized by others. In many cases, Prince [...]